Awards

Awards

The Association recognises excellence in cereal science, contributions to the industry and supports education and career development through a number of awards. For more information about the Association’s awards, please contact the Award Committee Chair. To apply for an award, please contact the Awards Committee Chair.

F B Guthrie Grain Science Medal

The Association’s highest award honouring the contribution of pioneer cereal chemist F B Guthrie to grain science research in Australia. Recognises outstanding scientific achievement and contribution to knowledge in the field of grain science.

The Guthrie Award is AGSA’s highest award and honours the contribution of pioneer cereal chemist, F B Guthrie to wheat research in Australia. The award, in the form of a medal, is presented 3-yearly in recognition of meritorious service to grain science in Australia in the broadest sense.

F B Guthrie Grain Science Medal applications to:
The Chair AGSA Awards Committee.
By post: Dr L O’Brien, P O Box 273, Narrabri, NSW, 2390.
By email: awards@ausgrainscience.org.au

1974 JW (Wilson) Lee
1976 WL (Lew) Jones
1979 EE (Eric) Bond
1982 HJ (John) Moss
1985 BA (Bruce) Stone
1988 CW (Colin) Wrigley
1991 AB (Tony) Blakeney
1993 F (Fin) MacRitchie1
1994 BV (Barry) McCleary2
1997 L (Lindsay) O’Brien
2000 RJ (Robert) Henry
2001 GB (Geof) Fincher
2003 DM (Di) Miskelly
2006 RL (Bob) Cracknell
2009 RI (Rod) Booth
2011 I (Ian) Batey3
2012 GB (Graham) Crosbie
2017 MJ (Mike) Gidley

1The 1993 Guthrie Award was a special medal to celebrate 100 years of cereal chemistry research in Australia and was presented at the Guthrie Centenary Conference.
2The 2001 Guthrie Award was a special medal to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the RACI Cereal Chemistry Division.
3The 2011 Guthrie Award was a special medal to commemorate the International Year of Chemistry.

Founders Award & AGSA Life Membership Award

The award commemorates the 36 founders who participated in the first RACI Cereal Chemistry Group conference in 1951 and resolved to form an Australian learned society for Cereal Chemistry.

Founders Award & AGSA Life Membership Award

Founders Award

The Founders Award was first presented in 1986 and is awarded for service to the Cereals Industry. The award commemorates the 36 founders who participated in the first RACI Cereal Chemistry Group conference in 1951 and resolved to form an Australian learned society for Cereal Chemistry.

The 36 founders were: Prof A E Alexander, Messrs. C Axelsen, W B S Bishop, R Bitmead, A C Blaskett and E E Bond, Dr R A Bottomley, Messrs. A J Crawford, C H Christie, I Deshurst, K T H Farrer, J R Fisher, L D Foster, W Gledhill, F W J Clendinnen, H C Gluskie, S C Graham, D  W Grover, J V Harvey, L A Jones, W Lewis Jones, J G Krigsman, J W Lee, J L Marshall, S F Marshall and A J Meers, Miss A Morehouse, Dr W Muller, Dr R K Murphy, Messrs. I M Norris, E J O’Brien, K V Paul, V Rawson, Dr F H Reuter, Dr Montgomery White and Mr W H Wilson.

The Award in the form of a certificate is presented during the Australian Cereal Chemistry Conference.

Australasian Grain Science Association Life Membership Award

Recognises a significant contribution to the grains industry through research, teaching and training, technological developments, leadership and promotion and development of the grains industry through the activities of the Association and in the broader community in Australia, New Zealand and globally.

AGSA Life Membership Award applications to:
The Chair AGSA Awards Committee.
By post: Dr L O’Brien, P O Box 273, Narrabri, NSW, 2390.
By email: awards@ausgrainscience.org.au

Founders Award Recipients

1986 Dr R A (Bob) Bottomley
1986 Mr E H (Ted) Jacob
1986 Mr R H (Ron) Martin
1986 Mr A J (John) Meers
1986 Mr E J (Jack) O’Brien
1986 Dr D H (David) Simmonds
1987 Mr K C (Keith) Mander
1987 Mr P E (Peter) Marston
1988 Mr E L (Earle) Mason
1988 Mr W H (Bill) Wilson
1988 Dr H Harry Zentner
1989 Mr D J (David) Tucker
1990 Mr T P (Tom) Molan
1990 Mr A J (Allan) Smith
1990 Mr F R (Frank) Townsend
1991 Mrs J (Joan) Blackman
1991 Mr B (Bert) Boden
1993 Dr G K (Gordon) Adkins
1993 Mr L S (Len) Cayzer
1993 Mr G (Pat) Halliburton
1993 Dr P (Norman) Matheson
1994 Mr J C (John) Tillott
1995 Mr F E (Duke) Acton
1995 Mr R N (Roy) Lewis
1995 Dr D H B (David) Sparrow
1996 Dr C (Cedric) Axelsen
1996 Mr S F (Sam) Marshall
1997 Mr D M (Matt) Padbury
1997 Mr J (John) Parish
1997 Mr W J (Jack) Toms
1998 Mr D P (Don) Law
1998 Dr R (Ray) Moss
1998 Mr J A (John) Ronalds
1999 Mr G A (Graeme) Lukey
2001 Mr W (Bill) Barnes
2001 Dr I L (Ian) Batey
2001 Mr T (Tal) Ghaly
2001 Dr M (Malcolm) Glennie-Holmes
2001 Dr P W (Peter) Gras
2001 Mr G (Geof) Palmer
2001 Mr P (Peter) Whalley
2002 Mr J (John) Gould
2002 Mr P (Peter) Meredith
2003 Mr R L (Bob) Cracknell
2004 Mr G B (Graham) Crosbie
2005 Dr K (Ken) McNaught
2005 Mr D C (David) Mugford
2005 Mr C T (Tas) Westcott
2006 Mr J (John) Dines
2008 Mrs H (Helen) Allen
2008 Dr D (Dai) Suter
2009 Ms L F (Linda) Derrett
2009 Mr J R (John) Oliver

Life Membership Award Recipients

2006 S (Sidi) Huang
2015 Bronwyn Elliott

The Eric E Bond Award

Recognises meritorious services to Grain Science in Australasia within a wide range of activities including technology, service to the Association, research and service to the cereal industry generally.

Recognises meritorious services to Grain Science in Australasia within a wide range of activities including technology, service to the Association, research and service to the cereal industry generally.

The Eric E Bond Award applications to:
The Chair AGSA Awards Committee.
By post: Dr L O’Brien, P O Box 273, Narrabri, NSW, 2390.
By email: awards@ausgrainscience.org.au

Australasian Grain Science Association Citation

Recognizes those members who have continued to serve the Association over an extended period, and have already been recipients of any one or more of the Service, Life Membership, F B Guthrie or Eric E Bond award.

Recognizes those members who have continued to serve the Association over an extended period, and have already been recipients of any one or more of the Service, Life Membership, F B Guthrie or Eric E Bond award.

2009 C W (Colin) Wrigley
2009 I L (Ian) Batey)

AGSA Scholarship Program

AGSA is committed to fostering education and training in grain science. The Travel Award provides funds to assist postgraduate students to attend the annual conference convened by AGSA. The Conference Attendance Award provides funds to assist postgraduate students to participate in all events, scientific and social, at the annual conference.

AGSA is committed to fostering education and training in grain science. The Travel Award provides funds to assist students to attend the annual conference convened by AGSA. The Conference Attendance Award provides funds to assist students to participate in all events, scientific and social, at the annual conference.

AGSA Conference Travel and Attendance Awards applications to:
The Chair AGSA Awards Committee.
awards@ausgrainscience.org.au

Australasian Grain Science Association Service Award

Recognizes exceptional and sustained service to the Australasian Grain Science Association (AGSA). The award is currently sponsored by Megazyme International Ltd and is commonly called the “Megazyme Award”

Recognizes exceptional and sustained service to the Australasian Grain Science Association (AGSA). The award is currently sponsored by Megazyme International Ltd and is commonly called the “Megazyme Award”.

1994 DM (Di) Miskelly
1995 JR (John) Oliver
1996 CT (Tas) Westcott
1997 RL (Bob) Cracknell
1998 BA (Bruce) Stone
1999 M (Mike) Wootton
2000 PG (Philip) Downie
2001 GA (Geoff) Palmer
2002 JF (Joe) Panozzo
2003 AW (Allen) Tarr
2004 HM (Helen) Allen
2005 LF (Linda) Derrett
2006 IL (Ian) Batey
2007 L (Lesley) MacLeod
2008 AB (Tony) Blakeney
2009 L (Lindsay) O’Brien
2010 B (Bronwyn) Elliott
2011 W (Wayne) Sing
2012 (H) Helen Taylor
2013 L (Les)Copeland
2014 ML (Mark) Bason
2015 JA (Jenny) Wood
2016 M J (Mike) Sissons
2017 C (Cassandra) Walker

A B Blakeney Early Career Development

This scholarship provides the opportunity for an early career grain scientist to travel to an international meeting to assist with the development of their career.

Anthony Bernard (Tony) Blakeney was a driver in the formation of AGSA, a founding member and its inaugural chairman. This scholarship provides funds for a graduate (preferably with a PhD or higher degree) of less than eight years working in the field of grain science in Australia to attend an International Conference to assist with the development of their career.

AGSA A B Blakeney Early Career Development Scholarship applications to:
The Chair AGSA Awards Committee.
By post: Dr L O’Brien, P O Box 273, Narrabri, NSW, 2390.
By email: awards@ausgrainscience.org.au

2016 Dr Sushil Dhital, University of Queensland